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    Who would have thought Justin Langer's height would cause such controversy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Nah, he's not. He's 5'11", according to the Beeb, at least
    He may well be 5 9 , but I don't believe he's 5-11

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    He may well be 5 9 , but I don't believe he's 5-11
    I'd say 5' 11" is a fair estimate for Goughie, actually. I think he looks shorter than he is for a couple of reasons: a) his width, he's a stocky old unit; & b) he looks short in comparison to other quicks. Most of our other seaming options of his test era (Caddy, Fraser, Headley, Malcolm) were all around the 6' 3" - 6' 5" range.
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    How tall was Alec Stewart? He can't be far off 6' 2"
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    Ponting isn't tall either

    though i would say Gilly would be about 6 foot 2, not sure exactly how tall he is but hes definatley not short.
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    Gilly is apparently 1.85m tall

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    Ponting is 5ft 7in, for what it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Ponting is 5ft 7in, for what it's worth.
    Really? Even shorter than I thought. How tall is Dravid?

    Of the top drawer batters today I'd guess only Hayden, Fat Gray & Inzi are comfortably over 6'. Kallis must be about six foot-ish too tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Really? Even shorter than I thought. How tall is Dravid?

    Of the top drawer batters today I'd guess only Hayden, Fat Gray & Inzi are comfortably over 6'. Kallis must be about six foot-ish too tho.
    I was going to suggest Smith, but I guess that's who you mean by 'Fat Gray'?

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    Oh, and Chris Gayle strikes me as being pretty tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    I was going to suggest Smith, but I guess that's who you mean by 'Fat Gray'?
    Yep. My little pet name for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Nice idea....but to make it more interesting how about..........

    Short Team = 5 foot 8 inches (172 cm) and below

    Vs

    Tall Team = 6 foot 2 inches (187 cm) and above


    With those of more average height - (between 5 foot 9 and 6 foot 1) not being considered for either side.....That would be a REAL Tall Vs Short match up

    Its too tough unless you have wisden to find out all the old players heights so I'll just do a Post 80s best Tall Vs Short XI...................


    Post 80s Short XI Test side

    Gavaskar
    Sehwag/ Slater
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    De Silva
    Border (c)
    Ian Smith (wk)
    C Vaas
    Murali
    D Morrison
    D Gough

    Note... I'm not entirely convinced that Sehwag, Smith, Morrison and Gough aren't 5 foot 9, but can't think of many fast bowling options....maybe Agarkar ...I definately know that although Marshall was short...he was at least 5 foot 9.....

    Pretty useful batting lineup...I'd have Border ahead of De Silva at 6 if he is 5 8 or below

    Post 80s Tall XI test side....

    Hayden
    Gooch/Broad
    Lloyd(c)
    Inzamam
    G Pollock (still playing in the 80s)
    Flintoff
    C Browne (only WK I can think that may be 6 2 or above)
    Vettori (unless Kumble's 6 2 or above)
    Akram
    Ambrose
    Mcgrath

    Little doubt the short team has the better batting lineup and the Tall the better bowlers..

    Who would win??

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    Kumble is pretty tall, I would guess he is taller than Vettori.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Kumble is pretty tall, I would guess he is taller than Vettori.
    I'm sure Kumble is taller than Vettori. I didn't even realise that Vettori is particularly tall - is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    I'm sure Kumble is taller than Vettori. I didn't even realise that Vettori is particularly tall - is he?
    hes 6'4 i think mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlo33692
    After listening to a debate on the radio last night,i was struck by the fact that the commentators claimed that nearly if not all great players (excluding fast bowlers) are of the small nature,now as in small they set a limit of 6 foot,im not sure what that is in cm around 190 i guess. What i was hoping to do was pick out two teams of the best players (records wise) to play the game. I can start a few for the small team that they had named

    Gavaskar
    Bradman
    Tendulkar
    Lara
    Border
    Marsh
    Sobers
    G Pollock
    v richards
    Warne
    Murrille
    marshall
    there were others but at this stage i have forgotten who they named.
    Now this is where they really struggled,remembering the talls were to compete against the smalls in the record books as of course there is no way to find the winner as they cant play.
    They said that the only ones they had found as a gre in talls were Clive Lloyd,a string of west indian bowlers but this is where they struggled foir tall batsmen.
    Can someone help to build a tall side ,must be over 6 foot and be able to keep bat or bowl as it has to take on the smalls. I didnt get to the end of the show as i fell asleep so am now confused as to if they managed to get a tall team?
    Anyone?

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    Graeme Pollock and Sobers were not small in my dictionary.

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